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U of M Payouts Top $30 Million
KSTP ^ | 1-18-12 | Mark Albert, Mike Maybay, & Erik Altmann

Posted on 01/18/2012 8:36:08 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB

In November 2011, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported $86 million in unused vacation pay, sick time, and other severance had been paid to departing state workers and MnSCU employees in the past three years. And the total is growing by the day.

Now, the University of Minnesota has released its separate payroll records, showing it paid departing employees $30 million during the same time period.

That brings the total to at least $116 million for all departing state workers in the past three years.

(Excerpt) Read more at kstp.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: afscme; payouts; union; university
"Our goal is to recruit, retain, and motivate top talent to lead our institutions, particularly during these difficult budget challenges... I believe (the compensation) is not competitive. We're only going backwards."

-Lori Lamb, MnSCU Vice Chancellor for Human Resources.

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"I think there's an effort out there by people in our society to denigrate, demonize and destroy public workers... They're living modest lives like every Minnesotan. (The compensation) allows them to live with a little dignity after a whole career, instead of living in poverty."

-Eliot Seide, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 5

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"I think it's fair. And I'm appreciative."

-Andy Doom, the former northern regional manager for the MN Dept. of Corrections. Doom, who earned $66,621.19 from 1,380 hours of sick time, said that was only a portion of the more than 4,000 sick leave hours he had accumulated in his 401/2 years on the state payroll. The state allows a departing employee to be paid for varying percentages of total unused sick and vacation time.

1 posted on 01/18/2012 8:36:22 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB
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